Jr. Angler Tournament - River Center in Jupiter!

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The Loxahatchee River District’s River Center is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Jr. Angler Fishing Tournament. With dozens of young anglers submitting over 4,000 photo submissions, the inaugural contest proved to be one of the River Center’s most popular events! Participation and friendly competition in this year’s tournament is expected to grow, so interested anglers should mark their calendars and tune their reels for Friday, June 5th when the contest officially opens.

Anglers will have until July 11, 2015 to accumulate points in this unique catch-and-release tournament. By having the anglers photographed with the fish they catch and then submit their catch logs and photos, the contest can be run over the course of several weeks instead of just a single day of competition. In addition, the contest awards points not only for the number of fish caught, but also for the number of different species represented in the submissions. The more fish you catch and the more species you catch, the better your chances are to win fantastic prizes! These innovative guidelines encourage contestants to spend time throughout the summer exploring the diversity of habitats and fish species in our Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

The tournament is open to anyone between the ages of 5 and 17, but registration is required before submitted photographs can be awarded points. Register online now at http://tinyurl.com/JrAnglerRegister or pick up a registration packet at the River Center located at 805 N. US Highway 1 in Jupiter. A registration fee of $25 per angler includes a t-shirt and an invitation to the “Tournament Fish Fry” where the winners will be announced and prizes awarded on Saturday, July 18th at noon. All anglers will receive a prize bag with gifts from our generous sponsors that include: the Marine Industries Association, Loxahatchee River District, Fishing Headquarters, Fish Rules App, Shimano, D.O.A. Lures, West Palm Beach Fishing Club, Charlie’s Worms, Florida Sportsman Magazine, Gulfstream Lures, Cisek Capital, Shakespeare, and Berkley.

Interested in learning even more about the river? The Loxahatchee River District’s River Center is located inside Burt Reynolds Park at 805 N US Highway 1 in Jupiter and is open to the public throughout the year, Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitors can explore freshwater and marine aquatic exhibits with an interactive experience to learn about the river, its majestic environmental value, and diverse wildlife. In addition, guests learn where their water comes from, how it is consumed, and then recycled back into the community. There are live aquatic exhibits along with a unique touch tank experience where guests can hold and touch living aquatic life. For more information about the River Center, please call 561-743-7123 or visit www.loxahatcheeriver.org/rivercenter.
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